Monday, February 20, 2012

Kuwait: parliament member wants church construction banned

MP Osama Al-Munawer is poised to introduce legislation which would ban all church building in the Kingdom.  His plan is not outrageous or unheard of, there is precedent for this behavior.  Called the Pact of Umar, it is a guide...well, more like definitive rules on how Jews were to act while living in a Muslim country.  One of the major rules in the Pact is the restriction on the building, repairing or renovating of any church.  So in reality, Munawer is just following his prophet on how to deal with non-Muslims.  

The religion of peace and tolerance strikes again.

From ArabianBusiness Feb 19 by Shane McGinley

Kuwaiti MPs call for ban on construction of churches

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Kuwait parliament in session                                                 Photo-AFP/Getty

A Kuwaiti parliamentarian is set to submit a draft law banning the construction of churches and non-Islamic places of worship in the Gulf state, it was reported at the weekend.
Kuwaiti Member of Parliament (MP) Osama Al-Munawer announced on Twitter he plans to submit a draft law calling for the removal of all churches in the country. However, he later clarified that existing churches should remain but the construction of new non-Islamic places of worship should be banned.
Fellow MP, Mohammad Hayef supported the draft law. “Kuwait already has an excessive number of churches compared to the country’s Christian minority”, he was quoted as saying by the Kuwait Times newspaper.
The country’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs recently granted a licence for the construction of a new church, which Hayef described as “an error”.

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